License to Carry Firearms

Application Requirements

If you are interested in applying for a concealment permit, please read the following guidelines and procedures:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older.
  • You must fill out the Application for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms (PDF) in its entirety with current and accurate information.
  • Your picture is mandatory on the License to Carry. The Sheriff’s Office will take you picture with a webcam for no additional charge
  • Your driver’s license or photo ID must reflect your current address. If this is not the case, your application will not be accepted until you notify the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and obtain a change of address card / new license.

If any of the above requirements are not completed, the application will be returned to you.

Processing Times

License to carry applications are only processed Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: Processing of this application may take up to 45 days and may require an interview with a Deputy Sheriff, which will also include a basic background investigation.  Due to the closure of the courthouse for the general public we are only accepting applications at the main entrance security checkpoint or by US postal service. Application forms can be picked up at main entrance between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 Monday thru Friday

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Venango County Sheriff’s Office at 814-432-9565.